MASAMB 2017, April 3-4

Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology

27th Annual Workshop @ Vienna, Austria

Bioinformatics and statistical genetics, twin themes of the long-running series of annual MASAMB meetings, have gained huge impetus from large-scale genome sequencing projects and development of high-throughput biological assay systems, including gene-expression microarrays, proteomic, metabolomic and single-cell genomics technologies. These immense data resources, and the underlying complexities of molecular and cell biology, provide exciting research opportunities for numerate scientists.

With typically around 80-120 participants from mathematics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, biology and related fields, the MASAMB meetings provide an intimate setting for exchanging ideas in methodological and applied research. Research students and scientists newly entering the field of genomic research are particularly welcome and encouraged to submit abstracts. Details of previous meetings are available at the MASAMB archive.

Likely topics for sessions this year

Next Generation Sequencing
Population Genetics
RNA Bioinformatics
Phylogeny and Comparative Genomics
Personalised medicine
Biological Networks
Systems Biology
Registration opens December 15th, 2016
Abstract submission deadline February 15th, March 3rd, 2017
Registration ends March 10th, 2017
Conference April 3d-4th, 2017

To register, please, contact Iris Gruber (iris.gruber(at)

The registration fees are

  • 85 € for students
  • 120 € for researchers
  • 200 € for industry participants
Fees include conference attendance, coffee, drinks reception and conference dinner on the 3d of April.

A one-half page abstract should be submitted through EasyChair. Please choose two session titles from likely topics that most closely match the topic of your talk/poster and enter them as Keyword 1 and Keyword 2. Other keywords can be added as wished. Note that abstracts will only be considered after an online registration form has been filled and the registration fees have been paid.

Andreas Futschik, JKU, Austria
Arndt von Haeseler, CIBIV, Austria
Bui Quang Minh, CIBIV, Austria
Carolin Kosiol, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria
David P. Kreil, BOKU, Austria
Fabio Pardi, LIRMM, France
Ingo Ebersberger, Goethe-Universität, Germany
Jonathan Bollback, IST Austria
Thomas Rattei, CUBE, University of Vienna, Austria

Arndt von Haeseler, CIBIV, Austria
Olga Chernomor, CIBIV, Austria
Iris Gruber, CIBIV, Austria
The registration and conference will take place in the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA main lecture hall, 1st floor).

Here is the full address of the venue:
IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology GmbH
Dr. Bohr Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Austria

For additional information visit

The following hotels have reserved rooms for participants of the workshop. Please contact respective hotel directly to book accomodation, with reference to the MASAMB conference.


Rennweg 51, A-1030 Wien
Tel.: 0043 1 7132521-248
Fax: 0043 1 890 15 91
Rooms: 30 single rooms (EUR 69/person) + 2 double rooms (EUR 44,50/Person)

Hotel Pribitzer
Rooms: single rooms (EUR 50/person) + 4 double rooms (EUR 60/Person)

Resonanz Hotel
contact Velibor Marinkovic
Rooms: 3 single rooms (EUR 70/person) + 2-3 double rooms (EUR 90/room)

Hotel Regina
Email contact Mrs. Thanhäuser:
Rooms: 15 single rooms (EUR 100/room) + 15 double rooms (EUR 150/room) incl breakfast and WLan. Fill out the form and send it with your reservation.